The humid air rose from the sea and an occasional breeze cooled the skin. We had returned to Live Aqua, Cancun.
Lounging together and just sandy footsteps from turquoise waters, we decided to meander from beachside to poolside in search of lunch.
Moments after we found a place to sit, a woman approached us.
She said with a contagious smile, “Hi, my name is Cindy. How can I serve you?”
“¿Cómo estás, Cindy?”
“Muy Bien,” she replied.
We continued a mixture of English/Spanish dialogue.
In-between various trips back and forth to the restaurant, serving us drinks and the yummiest food ever, we began to learn more about Cindy.
She loves working at Live Aqua. She’s joyful. She takes the bus every day to work which takes over an hour each way to get there. She’s a mama of two, and a lover of people.
As I watched her work, I concluded that the Proverbs 31 Woman lives in Cancun.
She works with eager hands
She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family.
She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
The day before we left, we saw Cindy one last time. She called to me then embraced me with a big hug and said, “You will come back to Live Aqua, si?”
She leaned back and looked into my eyes awaiting my answer.
She hugged David too and then was off to serve others, just as she had served us.
Now back in Colorado, her joy clings to me. Today and each day after, I hope to share the same beautiful spirit with others; joy, hope. love. And serving well.